Mystical presence : and the doctrine of the Reformed church on the Lord's Supper / Mystical presence : a vindication of the Reformed or Calvinistic doctrine of the holy Eucharist Doctrine of the Reformed church on the Lord's Supper John Williamson Nevin ; edited by Linden J. DeBie, general editor, W. Bradford Littlejohn. - Eugene, Or. : Wipf & Stock Publishers, c2012. - xlii, 339 p. ; 26 cm. - Mercersburg theology study series ; v. 1 . - Mercersburg theology study series ; v. 1. .
Reprint of Mystical Presence. Originally published: New York : Lippincott, 1846. Reprint of Doctrine of the Reformed church on the Lord's Supper. Originally published in the Mercersburg Review September, 1850, Vol. II. No. V.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-330) and indexes.
Foreword / Mark Noll -- Editorial approach and acknowledgments / W. Bradford Littlejohn, Linden J. DeBie -- Editors' introduction / Linden J. DeBie -- pt. 1. The Mystical Presence The Reformed or Calvinistic doctrine of the Lost Supper -- The modern Puritan theory -- An attempt to place the doctrine in its proper scientific form -- Biblical argument -- pt. 2. Doctrine of the Reformed church on the Lord's Supper. Statement of doctrine and counterstatement -- Historical trial -- Conclusion.
The Mystical Presence (1846), John Williamson Nevin's magnum opus, was an attempt to combat the sectarianism and subjectivism of nineteenth-century American religion by recovering the robust sacramental and incarnational theology of the Protestant Reformation, enriched with the categories of German idealism. In it, he makes the historical case for the spiritual real presence as the authentic Reformed doctrine of the Eucharist, and explains the theological and philosophical context that render the doctrine intelligible. The 1850 article "The Doctrine of the Reformed Church on the Lord's Supper" represents his response to his arch critic, Charles Hodge of Princeton Seminary, providing what is still considered a definitive historical treatment of Reformed eucharistic theology. Both texts demonstrate Nevin's immense erudition and theological creativity, contributing to our understanding not only of Reformed theology, but also of the unique milieu of nineteenth-century American religion. The present critical edition carefully preserves the original text, while providing extensive introductions, annotations, and bibliography to orient the modern reader and facilitate further scholarship.
Reformed Church in the United States--Doctrines
German Reformed Church (U.S.)--Clergy--Works.
Reformed Church in the United States--Clergy--Works.
German Reformed Church (U.S.) Theological Seminary --Faculty--Works.
Reformed Church in the United States. Theological Seminary. --Faculty;--Works.
Lord's Supper--History of doctrines
BV825 / .N382 2012